Creating Community

Each year, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest provides:

  • 350,000+ service hours to individuals at home
  • Respite for more than 1,000 individuals in need
  • Nearly 90,000 meals in Pima County
  • Resettlement for more than 1,000 refugees in Maricopa and Pima Counties
  • Temporary shelter for homeless women and case management services that help dozens secure housing, employment and education
  • Food and vital resources for over 58,000 working poor (SNAP, rent and utility assistance, financial literacy)
  • 170+ hours of parenting classes, 12,000 referrals to resources, and 1,500+ books to children under 5
  • Loving and caring foster homes for children and adults with developmental disabilities

Children & Family Services

Family Resource Centers, in collaboration with First Things First, partner with families raising children birth to 5 years old through developmental playgroups, parenting classes and connections to community resources.

Family HOMES brings children and adults with development disabilities home to a place
where emotional and physical needs can be
met with love.

Aging & Disability Services

In Home Care provides quality care that enables the elderly and individuals with disabilities to live at home and maintain independence. In addition, Aging and Disability Services offers training and support for family caregivers and Meals on Wheels in Pima County.

Partners in Caring

Partners in Caring seeks to engage individuals, families and congregations to promote social, economic, health and other activities in the community. Programs include employment counseling, emergency food assistance and the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP).

Refugee Focus

Side by side with volunteers and community co-sponsors, Refugee Focus resettles approximately 1,000 refugees each year as they strive toward previously unknown goals, strengthen newfound bonds and courageously rebuild their lives.